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Defective pipe blamed for Nig Creek pipeline explosion

first_imgThis is the blast which occurred on the Nig Creek pipeline, sparking the fire that spread to surrounding bush and also caused a rupture in the nearby pipeline of Bonavista Energy Corporation. The Board found a welding technique used on the Nig Creek line increases the chance of cracks and failure of the pipeline. West Coast has been ordered to make the necessary repairs.- Advertisement –last_img

American Mayor tells Donegal companies his city is open for business

first_imgThe Mayor of Worcester in the US, Joseph Petty, has told Donegal companies that they are open to business.Mayor Petty welcomed civic leaders, businesses and officials from the North West region of Ireland who arrived in Massachusetts yesterday to showcase the region as a prime location for business and to look at new opportunities for companies wishing to expand their business trade links in the US market.In his welcoming address Mayor Petty said Worcester was open for business to companies from Ireland North West and praised the co-ordinated efforts of both Councils and the support agencies in putting forward a strong case for building relations between Ireland North West and Worcester, and the wider Massachusetts region. The delegation which is jointly led by Derry City and Strabane District Council’s Mayor Alderman Hilary McClintock, the Cathaoirleach of Donegal County Council, Cllr Terence Slowey, along with officers from both Councils, local businesses and participating organisations such as Udaras na Gaeltachta, Ulster University, Letterkenny Institute of Technology and the North West Regional College.While the visit has a trade and investment focus, it also features strongly on education and culture and the good work that has been done over the years to develop linkages between the City of Boston and the wider Massachusetts knowledge corridor.Speaking following their arrival in Worcester, Seamus Neely CEO with Donegal County Council said the 17 companies who joined the delegation had added a new dimension to the joint delegation. They include companies from the digital tech, education, agri-food sectors and creative industries who are delighted to get the opportunity to source business in US export markets.Derry City and Strabane District Council CEO John Kelpie said the collaboration between all agencies was key to promoting Ireland North West as a good place to do business. During their visit, the delegation will launch a new video and brochure showcasing the North West region as a location for business and investment and will attend meetings with businesses, potential investors and key influencers, as well as visit a number of sites such as Harvard and the State House and will participate in the Golden Bridges Conference.One of the businesses included as part of the delegation is Qubizm, which creates radical and innovative resources for the teaching and learning of mathematics. The company’s founder Franz Schlindwein, himself a former secondary head of mathematics, is confident this US visit will allow him to showcase his first product – Izak9, to the US market, highlighting the importance of making math education more fun and rewarding for students, especially in the context of the challenges currently faced by US schools in delivering the common core math curriculum. While Izak9 is already getting some traction internationally, he is very keen to explore the opportunity the US market presents and to meet with organisations and individuals involved in math/STEM education, especially the teaching universities.Another company that has travelled as part of the delegation is Modern Democracy, a Derry based digital technology provider that produces a unique digital democracy platform and consultancy packages to help electoral service professionals improve and transform service delivery. The company’s founder Siobhan Donaghy says the US trade visit is the perfect platform for the company to meet with decision makers in electoral management in the US and to look at competitors operating in the US. She says: “It is our vision to become the leader in the digital transformation of democratic services nationally and internationally and being part of this NW trade mission is a key opportunity for us to showcase our innovative solutions and share our expertise with the elections industry in the US. We are really excited about the meetings that have been set up for us and are very keen to make the most of this fantastic opportunity to sell our products directly to State and City government election officials.”John McNamara from Sendmode at CoLab LYIT specialises in mobile marketing, mobile vouchers and SMS marketing. He says he plans to use the visit to research the feasibility of the US market and its potential to help maintain growth in his business.Mayor of Derry City and Strabane District Council Alderman Hilary McClintock says the mission will build on the region’s cultural, political and economic linkages while the Cathaoirleach of Donegal County Council Cllr Terence Slowey says it will allow the region to tell its unique story and showcase the area’s attributes as a good place to do business. For further information visit www.irelandnet.com>.The companies travelling as part of the delegation are as follows:GoWalkTalk; Gartan Technologies; Irish Gap Year; Irish Fish Canners; Qubizm; SLM Connect; Consilium Education; SLM Connect; Oideas Gael; Hanna Hats; Kelsius; Sendmode; Modern Democracy; Kinnegar Brewing; Studio Donegal; O’Donnell’s Bakery; Randox; Donegal Socks; O’Neill’s Sportswear.Follow us on twitter @dcsdc @donegalcouncil #IrelandNWMass2016 American Mayor tells Donegal companies his city is open for business was last modified: November 14th, 2016 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)last_img read more

Too Fat To Fly

first_imgThe scales of French justice will soon tip in a lawsuit brought by a 360 pounds man forced to buy two plane tickets by Air France because he was too fat. Jean-Jacques Jauffret, 42, suing for $11,000 for public humiliation after airline employees used a tape to measure his girth in plain view of fellow passengers in August 2005 during a flight from New Delhi to Paris, says, “I asked myself whether I was a passenger or a big package.” Related Itemslast_img

Related LinksCardinals Bidwill puts faith in GM K

first_imgRelated LinksCardinals’ Bidwill puts faith in GM Keim before head coaching searchFormer Arizona Cardinals coach Bruce Arians ‘would listen’ to BucsCardinals’ Larry Fitzgerald tweets his appreciation for Steve WilksBy the numbers: Steve Wilks’ lone season as Cardinals head coachCardinals players laud fired coach Steve Wilks’ leadershipNFL head coaching job tracker: Cards hire Kingsbury as next head coachArizona Cardinals fire head coach Steve Wilks after one year“The fact we went backwards on both offense and defense,” determined Wilks’ fate, according to Bidwill.“Looking at his plan for 2019, I just didn’t feel like it was a plan I wanted to get behind, that would turn us around and get us back to the type of football that we expect and our fans deserve.”Bidwill did give Wilks the full season to fight for his job out of respect for the first-time coach. But he admitted that in speaking about the future with Wilks, the parties did not discuss potential coaching staff changes that could keep Wilks on board for 2019.Arizona finished 2018 with the worst scoring offense of 32 teams (14.1 points per game) and 26th in scoring defense (26.6 points per game). Under Wilks and defensive coordinator Al Holcomb, the Cardinals had the worst rushing defense per game (154.9), which negated any good things they did by allowing the fourth-fewest passing yards per game (203.9).It wasn’t a matter of the Cardinals switching from a base 3-4 defense under Arians’ staff to a 4-3. Rather, it was failure on the coaching staff’s part in fitting the players into the defense, teaching them assignments and quickly plugging any holes due to injury. “One thing about a head coach is you’ve got to make changes or adjustments, whether it’s in-game or in a season,” Bidwill said.“That’s where you rely on your coaching staff, to get your next players ready. That’s where the coaches made a huge difference.”Cardinals injured players (Keim era)2013 – 170 missed games (127 on IR)2014 – 166 missed games (91 on IR)2015 – 148 missed games (108 on IR)2016 –  212 missed games (178 on IR)2017 – 242 missed games (196 on IR)2018 – 240 missed games (200 on IR)(Via injury report stats on Pro-Football-Reference.com) Top Stories TEMPE, Ariz. — Just like Arizona Cardinals fans, team president Michael Bidwill and GM Steve Keim didn’t like what they saw or what they heard this season.The results came swiftly with the firing of head coach Steve Wilks on Monday.“I never expected this, to be in this position,” Bidwill said just more than 11 months after hiring Wilks to replace the retired Bruce Arians.The Cardinals looked at the record and the lack of competitive games in making the final decision to pull the plug on Wilks’ tenure as head coach. While Bidwill and Keim didn’t speak in depth about what went wrong, the obvious came across as they attempted to forge full-steam ahead into a second coaching search in a year’s time. ErrorOKFree Rate QuoteCall now 623-875-9940 ErrorOK Derrick Hall satisfied with D-backs’ buying and selling Most notably, two of Keim’s first-round draft picks, linebackers Deone Bucannon and Haason Reddick, were benched early on in the season.“I think at the end of the day, you have to cater to your defensive strengths,” Keim said. “The fact that it didn’t get right sooner than later, that was a real sticking point.“Didn’t honestly feel we were growing as a football team and headed in the right direction,” the GM added.Offensively, under offensive coordinators Mike McCoy and then Byron Leftwich, Arizona was last in total yards, passing yards, rushing yards and points per game.Injuries played their part in the Cardinals ending the year with three wins. Along the offensive line, all the projected starters from the preseason ended the year on the injured reserve list. Rookie receiver Christian Kirk, their biggest weapon, also went down.The Cardinals waived their starting quarterback, Sam Bradford, and right tackle, Andre Smith, during the year.And on defense, middle linebacker Josh Bynes ended the year on the IR while Wilks’ staff waived two cornerbacks who started multiple games opposite Patrick Peterson.Bidwill said injuries weren’t an excuse. He cited past seasons of Arians’ staff taking health problems on with a next-man-up mentality and quickly introducing players off the street into key roles.center_img 129 Comments   Share   The 5: Takeaways from the Coyotes’ introduction of Alex Meruelo Grace expects Greinke trade to have emotional impact (AP Photo/Matt York) Former Cardinals kicker Phil Dawson retireslast_img read more